EarthCorps 2012 International Program

Deadline: November 18, 2011

EarthCorps brings together emerging environmental leaders from around the world to participate in an environmental service program. EarthCorps programs focus on physical hands-on field service.

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
(40 hours a week, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm) Participants take part in environmental restoration projects, such as tree-planting, trail construction, stream restoration,

and invasive plant removal. Projects are located throughout Washington State.

BENEFITS:
EarthCorps international participants will receive:

  1. a monthly stipend
  2. health insurance
  3. homestay family
  4. EarthCorps charges no fees for international participants. Limited travel scholarships are available covering 30% of roundtrip airfare costs up to $1000.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Between 18-25 years old
  • Interest in environmental field work and intercultural experience
  • Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers from around the world
  • Willingness to work hard

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • No Criminal Record
  • Conversational English
  • 4 year college degree and 1 year of work experience in the environmental field*
  • 5 years of work experience in the environmental field*

* Please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. You must have a university degree in a environmental field and/or environmental work experience to qualify.

LOCATION: 
Country: USA 
City: Seattle/King County 
State: Washington (note: not Washington, DC)

 

HOW TO APPLY: 
In addition to being referred by your organization via the EarthCorps Candidate Nomination form, qualified candidates must send the following documents to EarthCorps before being considered for this position:

If you having difficulty downloading the application materials please try right clicking the link and saving the item to your desktop.

Please send all application materials to: applyearthcorps.org

DEADLINES AND START DATES:
•Application deadline: November 18, 2011
•Participant selection: January 2012
•Visa processing: February – May 2012
•Travel confirmation: May 2012
•EarthCorps Program start date: June 2012
•EarthCorps Program graduation: mid-December 2012

 

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